part of its ongoing philanthropic program, World Shoe Association has
awarded $10,000 in scholarship money to Los Angeles area design students.
The scholarship was created in conjunction with The Fashion Group International
of Los Angeles, an international association of professionals in the
were awarded during the Fashion Group's presentation of the ready-to-wear
collections for Fall/Winter 2000 (Milan, Paris, New
York), held recently at the Harry Chandler Auditorium of the Los
Angeles Times. In addition to the WSA Footwear Design Scholarships,
Fashion Group also awarded tuition money to students participating in
apparel design and merchandising categories.
Association, organizers of the largest footwear trade exhibition in
the U.S., created the WSA Footwear Design Scholarship in order to encourage
and support excellence in footwear design. Students entering were required
to submit sketches in one or more of the following categories: career/contemporary,
junior, evening and athletic/weekend.
to other charitable donations, WSA also supports scholarships administered
one million square feet of exhibit space displaying more than 1,000
footwear brands, The WSA Shoe Show is the largest footwear trade market
in the U.S. Retail buyers attending the show at the Sands Expo & Convention
Center find men's, women's, children's and athletic footwear as well
as accessories, handbags and foot care products. WSA also hosts The
Collections, an upscale exhibition at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, featuring
over 100 better designer footwear brands including Giorgio Armani,
Bruno Magli, Cynthia Rowley and Richard Tyler.